Transportation headlines, Friday, June 15

Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed.

Exploring the Expo Line and its surroundings (KCET)

A station-by-station look at the first phase of the Expo Line minus the Culver City and Farmdale stations, both which open at noon on Wednesday, June 20.

A tail of two rails: XPress sails, CASHR stuck (L.A. Streetsblog)

While the California bullet train project is facing more than its share of adversity — reduced public support, environmental concerns, funding, etc. — the proposed Desert XPress bulllet train between Las Vegas and Victorville is drumming up bipartisan support. Bottom line as I see it: neither project has yet to secure all the funds they will need to get built.

Just back: Los Angeles (New York Post)

A travel writer returns from Los Angeles and reports there’s a cultural shift underway here — more people on transit, more people walking. Apparently the Expo Line’s La Cienega/Jeffersion elevated station caught his attention on the drive up La Cienega from LAX.